Watch the video below:
Surprising, isn't it?
As photographers asked the two to shake hands, Mr Trump, avoiding eye contact, appeared to snub this request. While it is possible that Mr Trump simply did not hear Ms Merkel over the din, people were unwilling to accept this theory. Some pointed out that his body language indicated that he was uncomfortable. Well, you can check out some of the funniest reactions to that moment below:
1. People drew comparisons
pic.twitter.com/lnijI19vta- Efe (@1almanyali) March 18, 2017
2. And more comparisons...
3. And some more comparisons...
4. Mr Trump's tiny hands are a running gag now
Trump was worried a strong German woman like Angela Merkel might crush his tiny hands. #handshake- Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) March 17, 2017
5. A few people speculated about why this refusal happened at all
Trump: "Nobody has greater respect for women than me."- Joel Fieber (@omg_yay) March 18, 2017
Merkel: "Would you like a handshake?"
Trump: *crickets* pic.twitter.com/AoajuE2Yy2
6. Some already knew why
Trump is apparently intimidated by strong, dignified women. Merkel dodged a bullet with that handshake. Trump's an embarrassment.- Marie (@Jazzdragon) March 17, 2017
7. Another running gag was brought up
Trump didn't want to shake hands with Merkel? Oh, I get it. Reporters asked for handshake, those fake news, OMG, Trump stand your ground!- Imre B (@imreb321) March 18, 2017
8. All in all, people were not happy
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